Thursday, September 11, 2003

Manuel Thinks Small
Last night, with the Sox down 3-1, Manuel had Jose Valentin sacrifice runners over to 2nd and 3rd. Now this put the tying runner on second with one out so it’s a defensible position. Personally I would have liked to see Jose swing away.

But today the Sox are down 4-1 with runners on 1st & 2nd with no outs and again Manuel has R. Alomar sacrifice. The Sox don’t need two runs they need three. So Manuel takes an out away and decreases the chances for a big inning (and they don’t score at all). Anyway, I thought the strength of the White Sox was hitting home runs, not situational hitting. Let’em swing away!

UPDATE: Alomar bunted on his own (see above).